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Kansas Conservation History | 1956-1961

Kansas Conservation History

1956, April 17

Secretary of Agriculture establishes National Inventory of Soil and Water Conservation Needs -- inventory for each county completed in 1961.

1956, August 7

Great Plains Conservation Program is authorized involving the western 62 counties in Kansas.


1957, December 31

First Great Plains contract is signed in Finney County.



Morrie A. Bolline, State Conservationist, 1960-1971.

Photo of Morrie A. Bolline

1961, February

Construction completed for first Kansas P.L. watershed -- Cimarron -- in Gray County.

Photo of Cimarron watershed structure